Robert Frost: Poems

what was the poets intention in the line - "call it a day, i wish they might have said

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The intention of line 10 in 'Out, Out...' is to show the tone of regret regarding the accidental death of the boy. If the work had been halted before the 'supper' call, then the boy would not have lost concentration with regard to the saw.


'Out, Out...' - Robert Frost